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Don't face domestic violence allegations alone

Allegations of violent crime can evoke strong public reactions, and people tend to sympathize with the accuser and assume the guilt of the accused. Despite public opinion, however, no one accused of a violent crime is presumed guilty in the eyes of the law. Every person facing a criminal charge has a right to defend against the allegations, and not everyone accused of a violent crime is guilty.

Charges reduced for University of Missouri basketball players

Protecting against overcharging is a key aspect of criminal defense. Often the facts of a particular case don't warrant the charges that are initially filed, and defendants end up facing possible penalties that don't fit the reality of the situation. In other cases, no crime has been committed at all, and the charge is false.

Violent crime: Violating a protective order is serious business

Individuals in St. Louis take out protective orders for a number of reasons. Individuals who believe someone in their life is capable of hurting them may seek an order to avoid potential trouble. Those who have been the victim of rape or another violent crime may seek an order against the person accused of the crime; in some cases, this may help the victim feel safe as a criminal case unfolds.

Man faces murder charges in St. Louis

Any criminal charge is serious and can be frightening to face. Perhaps one of the most frightening charges to face, however, is murder. Violent crimes in general carry the risk of strict and serious consequences, and in some cases, a murder conviction can result in a permanent loss of freedom or even a loss of life.

Man sees murder charge dismissed in Minnesota case

Facing any criminal charge can be frightening, and the stakes are high when facing charges such as rape or murder. A strong criminal defense is essential to protecting the future, whether that involves seeking a dismissal of the charges or working with prosecutors on a plea deal that reduces charges for lesser sentencing.

Missouri man convicted of rape a decade later

The statute of limitations on prosecuting crimes varies by location and type of crime. Generally, felonies and other violent crimes have a longer statute of limitations than misdemeanors, which means that individuals can be charged with crimes such as rape or murder years after alleged events.

Defense continues in murder case in face of pending execution

For some individuals, criminal defense proceedings don't end simply because the trial is over. Individuals who are convicted still face sentencing, and good defense strategies may be able to reduce penalties. For those accused and convicted of violent crimes such as murder, defense strategies after conviction could mean the difference between a long prison sentence and execution in states such as Missouri.

Drug deal goes bad, St. Louis man arrested for murder

Building a defense when charged with a violent crime takes skill, experience and effective evaluation of the case against you. A first step for any person accused is protection of his or her rights during the arrest process. Then, since no violent crime case is the same, each individual circumstance warrants careful scrutiny of the ongoing investigation and evidence prosecutors will use in court.

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